african giant pouched rats

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非洲巨頰囊鼠的嗅覺非常靈敏,早年有團隊訓練牠們來搜尋地雷,現在更開始訓練牠們搜索非法野生動物貿易,協助打擊走私野生動物如穿山甲、象牙、犀牛角等物品。即使這些物品被藏匿於咖啡等氣味較重的東西中,非洲巨頰囊鼠也有能力分辨出來!

african giant pouched rats are trained to help searching for landmines, and now they are being trained to sniff out illegal wildlife items like pangolin scales, ivory and rhino horns, etc.. the amazing sense of smell of this rat could even distinguish these items even when they are hidden in coffee or other scent-masking substances!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-18/african-giant-pouched-rats-trained-to-sniff-illegal-trophies/8039354

http://www.cna.com.tw/news/aopl/201611180423-1.aspx

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